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Make:                   Chevrolet

Model:                 Corvette Convertible

Year:                    1961

Origin:                 St. Louis, Missouri

Production:        1958-1960 | 9,168 ('58)   

Engine:                283 cu. in. 4.6 L V8

For the 1961 Corvette, the rear of the car was completely redesigned with the addition of a “duck tail” with four round lights. This same light treatment would continue for all the following model year Corvettes until 2014. 

 

Power output increased for the two fuel-injected engines to 275 and 315 hp. The dual-four barrel engines did not change but this would be the last year of their availability. This was also the last year for contrasting paint colors in cove areas and the last two-tone Corvettes of any type until 1978. A new boat-tail design was also added in 1961, which was also used on the second-generation (C2) models.